11/30/2015 - 12/04/2015
D300 Gallery: Daniel Wroe MFA 2 ART
D301 Gallery: Bridget Batch MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA
L-Shape Gallery: Vanessa Sioufi BFA 4 ART
Main Gallery: Carlos Brache BFA 4 ART
A402 Gallery: Gustavo Gomez Brechtel MFA 2 ART
Lime Gallery: Leander Schwazer MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA
Mint Gallery: Eric Carter MFA 2 PHOTO/MEDIA
ART: Mary Reid Kelley (b. 1979, Greenville, South Carolina) is currently a Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome. She earned a BA from St. Olaf College (2001) and an MFA from Yale University (2009). She has received awards from the American Academy in Rome (2011); the Rema Hort Mann Foundation (2009); and the College Art Association (2008). Major exhibitions include Salt Lake Art Center (2011); SITE Santa Fe (2010); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2010); ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2010); and the Rochester Art Center (2007). Her work is in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Goetz Collection, Munich; Yale University Art Gallery; and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor.
Patrick Kelley (b. 1969, Bloomington, Minnesota) is currently a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. He earned a BA from St. Olaf College (1991) and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (1995). He has taught Photography, Video and New Media courses at the University of Minnesota, St. Olaf College, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Skidmore College in New York. His works have shown at the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information-Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
CalArts, Coffeehouse Theater
CRITICAL STUDIES: The MFA Writing Class of 2014 invites you to Next Words, a reading series that presents new writing from CalArts. This week will feature readings by James Pianka, Riley Raubacher and Vesta Vaingloria.
Antigone Sr. by Trajal Harrell. | Photo: Miana Jun.
REDCAT: "When Drag and Modern Dance Collide" —The New Yorker
“[Harrell] left just enough chinks in his armor of struts, jutting hips and commanding gazes to remind us that the most startling power of performance often lives in its exquisite vulnerability.” —The New York Times
With a bold theatrical vision and a potent score of remixed pop, electronica and more, Trajal Harrell concocts an intoxicating blend of strutting, voguing, extravagantly outré fashion and irresistible movement in the latest and largest edition of his acclaimed series of works inspired by a provocative question: What if the Harlem ball culture of the 1960s had paraded its way into downtown New York’s early postmodern dance scene? This speculation is smartly brought into a contemporary context through Harrell’s choreography for an international ensemble of virtuosic dancers. As a genre-bending exploration of race, gender, sexuality, culture and history, the resulting Antigone Sr. is much more than a fierce, all-male take on the classic tragedy. It serves up a revelatory investigation of Sophocles’ themes, set to dance music with deep bass.